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differentiate define with virtual resource type with an example?

asked 2015-11-23 04:14:11 -0500

yoga gravatar image

kindly explain me about the differences between define and virtual resources with example. in which situations we using define and virtual resource type?

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answered 2015-11-24 19:09:37 -0500

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Virtual resources are pretty well documented here:

Essentially, they let you define a resource to be later inserted into the catalog only when instructed to do so with the realize function or with a resource collector. They function similar to the way that you can define a class and then include it into the catalog in many different places without triggering a duplicate declaration error.

Defined resource types are simply a wrapper around a number of other resources so you can refer to a group with some kind of shorthand that makes more sense to you. This page has the complete documentation:

I've never tried it, but I don't think there's any reason that a defined resource type couldn't also include a virtual resource definition or declaration. I haven't seen that in any code I'm come across, either.

I hope that helps, but if you have further questions, please post them here.

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